3rd Trimester – Pregnancy
Pregnant women return to the office for acupuncture around week 33-34 for several reasons:
TCM is very effective at turning a breech presentation. Success rates are higher if the fetus is less than 35 weeks.
Labor Prep and Pre-birth Acupuncture
At the discretion of your Physician and Acupuncturist, it may be possible to induce labor naturally using Traditional Chinese Medicine.
“I send all of my OB patients who need labor induction to Acupuncture Northwest & Associates,” Tacoma OB/GYN.
Thanks so much for the effort to induce my labor back in August….. I think that the work you did helped soften up my cervix to really make things go smoothly and quickly. – T.D.-
Mind / Body Therapy
Many clients then return at the beginning of their third trimester to prepare for birthing.
Hypnobirthing classes are available for parents interested in a calmer, more comfortable birthing experience. Any issues with pre-term labor or breech presentation are usually taken care of with hypnotherapy. Sometimes as the birthing day approaches, mothers begin to feel anxiety around what their births will be like. Hypnotherapy is very helpful for releasing any negative thoughts/feelings associated with giving birth as well as helping the mother-to-be practice relaxations skills.